Proper management of nitrogen and irrigation shown to increase yields and reduce leaching

Imagine a hot and dry summer day, it might have been dry and hot for a long time. The birds are singing and the irrigation machines in the fields are running at full speed. But what does irrigating crops really mean for farmers’ yields and how does it affect nitrate leaching? Researchers from Aarhus University have found the answer in data from 1988-1992.

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